ever seen a dog barf... god its awful... and strangely silent...
cats on the other hand make a right song and dance about it, fur balls... and when cats barf they back up...
strange but true...
cat and dog owner for many years...
why do people say your mom
if dogs feel unwell, they have the habit of eating grass then they are always sick...
you can train a dog to do most things, but you cant train it not to eat grass when it is unwell.
If you've ever seen a sick dog you would know!!
I'm guessing it's because dogs will eat anything and then barf it back up an hour or two later.
I think they enjoy it.
Ever seen a dog eat a weekend old kebab that's been lying in a puddle on the side of the road - Two hours later you know that earl's gonna be coming
And why do they say it's a dog's life?
There have been many variations on the "sick as a." theme, sick as a dog and sick are a parrot, are the major survivors into the modern age. But historically cats, rats and even horses have been used in the phrase.
linguistically speaking dogs have always had bad press, Dogs dinner, dog tired, dog eat dog etc
But i think it's called sick as a dog because dogs by normally are energetic and eager, so when they are sick, it's a big contrast to their normal nature
There are several expressions of the form sick as a ..., that date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sick as a dog is actually the oldest of them, recorded from 1705; it is probably no more than an attempt to give force to a strongly worded statement of physical unhappiness. It was attached to a dog, I would guess, because dogs often seem to have been linked to things considered unpleasant or undesirable; down the years they have had an incredibly bad press, linguistically speaking (think of dog tired, dog in the manger, dog’s breakfast, go to the dogs, dog Latin — big dictionaries have long entries about all the ways that dog has been used in a negative sense).
It may also be because dogs tend to vomit violently when sick and they are one of the few animals that people were close enough to see in this state.
In the north east people say has sick has a parrot or sick has a pig.Have no idea where it came from.
sick as a parrot not so much to clean up
Dogs do not feel sick but when a dog is sick it seems to throw up the food it has eaten for the last week hence the expression.
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